Timeless Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

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The holiday season is a time to cherish loved ones from far and wide. While the food and frivolity are always memorable, finding the perfect present can put unnecessary stress on shoppers. Rather than giving yet another gift card, choose something remarkable!

Whether you’re buying for a millennial niece or a couple in their 50th year of marriage, we’ve compiled a list of 2017’s hottest gifts that are sure to delight everyone. Be sure to act fast though: many of these presents are sure to sell out long before December 25th!

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Traditional and Unique Wedding Band Engraving Ideas

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Selecting the perfect wedding ring can take an incredible amount of patience and skill. After carefully considering your budget, you need to take sizing, band width, metalwork, and gemstones into account. Does your bride-to-be desire ethical gold and eco-friendly diamonds? Will you design your own wedding ring with a jeweler, purchase one directly from the case or perhaps go the vintage route?

When these swirling questions are finally out of the way, couples are often surprised at the final hurdle: should they include an engraving? Silly and treasured, timeless and one-of-a-kind, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite wedding band engraving ideas. Whichever one you choose, an inscription makes it yours forever.

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Promise Rings – Significance and Meaning in the 21st Century

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The Greeks were among the first to wear rings not only to represent marriage but also as a pledge of fidelity or loyalty. Throughout the centuries, various western civilizations adorned themselves similarly. In Roman times, the Claddagh ring – featuring two hands for friendship and a crown-topped heart for loyalty – was a popular choice for betrothal ring. Today, the design is recognized as an Irish tradition, and often given between couples with Irish ancestry.

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Let It Ring: A 100-Year History of Engagement Rings

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Choosing the perfect engagement ring is a monumental task. While a simple solitaire will never go out of style – and has always been the most popular choice for a diamond engagement ring – the gorgeous and remarkable trends that have glimmered over the last century may be great points of inspiration. For the magpies among us, we’ve compiled ten decades of engagement ring fashions that continue to symbolize the love shared between happy couples.

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How to Choose a Wedding Band for Your Future Husband

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It’s no secret that most wedding band designers offer a far greater selection for future brides than for grooms. In fact, until the mid-20th century, it was uncommon for men to even wear a ring! Nowadays, men’s jewelry trends have begun taking the market by storm – clear proof that there is a strong demand for custom jewelry.

When choosing men’s wedding rings, there are a number of options to take into consideration, like durability and your loved one’s personal style. It’s important to remember that a simple band may be a wonderful ‘fit’ for your future partner, but there are personalizations that can ensure that your ‘one and only’ receives the one and only ring of its kind.

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How Does the Gemstone Size Chart Affect Your Custom Fine Jewelry?

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Whenever you begin investigating the purchase of gemstones, you soon discover that the weight or carat value of a gem is used to describe its size. This measurement is based on gemstone weights. But now, you may have come across something called the gemstones size chart, and are wondering why you should take this into account when choosing a gemstone.

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Marcel Tolkowsky: The Father of the Ideal Diamond Cut

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When you are searching for the perfect piece of diamond jewelry, you simply know when you have found the right one. The way it shines, the weight against your skin, the texture of the materials and the instinct that the piece was meant especially for you. While our love for jewelry is often based on feeling and emotion, it may surprise you that we have a mathematician to thank for it.

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Tips and Tricks for Fine Jewelry Care

 

Mokume Gane Fine Jewelry Care Tips - Jaume Labro Custom Jewelry

Preserving and caring for your most precious possessions should always be in the back of your mind. Heirlooms are meant to be treasured, and repair work can cost almost as much as a new piece. With these easy jewelry care instructions, you’ll keep your fine jewelry and Mokume Gane in fine shape for generations to come!

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9 Incredible Jewelry Making and Design Techniques

Jewelry Making and Design Techniques - Jaume Labro Custom Jewelry

Though jewelry trends may come and go, one thing is certain: people love to adorn themselves with beautiful designs. Check out this list of nine incredible jewelry making and design techniques that have made a lasting impression on the world.

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